Ten PEACE IV funded Chapter Hubs across NI and border counties of ROI will offer events, training & networking opportunities for local women
The Next Chapter women’s network and civic empowerment programme is delighted to announce ten Chapter Hubs across Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland. Each Chapter Hub will offer women of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to take part in capacity building training in politics, peace and reconciliation and public life, in addition to numerous events and networking activities over the two-year lifetime of the programme.
‘“Each Chapter Hub will be a thriving local network for women and the gateway to regional events, forums and networking activities. The Next Chapter programme has been designed to help women or all ages and backgrounds take their first steps into community, politics and public life and includes the opportunity to apply for training in communication, conflict resolution, decision making and a range of other topics,” said Joanne Jennings, Head of Programmes for Politics Plus, the lead organisation behind The Next Chapter.
Foyle, Belfast, Lisburn & Castlereagh, Louth, Newry, Mid Ulster, Monaghan, Enniskillen, Letterkenny, Newtownabbey and Cavan will host Chapter Hubs creating a widespread network across the region. Women can identify their nearest Hub at www.thenextchapter.eu, find out about Chapter meetings and make contact with their Regional Coordinators.
The Next Chapter is a new programme supporting women to develop their ideas, build communities and support the transition out of conflict. It aims to improve the representation of women in public and political life and contribute to a more gender-sensitive society in Northern Ireland and the border regions of the Republic of Ireland. The initiative will run a series of training, coaching, mentoring and empowering programmes for women living and working in towns, cities and rural areas across the region.
The Next Chapter project is led by Politics Plus in conjunction with Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) and Irish Rural Link. It is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding has also been provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland and the Executive Office in Northern Ireland.
Further information can be found at www.thenextchapter.eu
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